Recruiting in trying times: How Lockheed Martin Space hired thousands (plus 700 interns) in a pandemic
Almost overnight, Lockheed Martin Space with about 23,000 employees switched from its traditional in-person approach to virtual recruitment, interviewing and training.
If fighter pilots are the rock stars of the Air Force, it could be said that software coders and app developers are the fighter jocks of the Space Force.
The COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the task of training the next generation of aerospace engineers and entrepreneurs.
Today, tech talent is being lured away from the space industry. The result is a “graying” aerospace industry — one that is losing people to retirement faster than it can backfill jobs with fresh talent.